CHAPTER 7. COUNTY COMMISSIONS AND OFFICERS.

§7-3-8. Creation and enforcement of lien of bondholders.

There shall be and there is hereby created a statutory mortgage lien upon the real estate, buildings and property acquired, constructed or built from the proceeds of bonds authorized to be issued under this act, which shall exist in favor of the holder of the bonds, and each of them, and to and in favor of the holder of the interest coupons attached to the bonds, and the courthouse, hospital, other public buildings, jail or regional correctional center, and the real estate so acquired and used for and in connection therewith, shall remain subject to the statutory mortgage lien until payment in full of the principal and interest of the bonds. Any holder of bonds issued under the provisions of this act, or the holder of any coupons representing interest accrued thereon, may, either at law or in equity, enforce the statutory mortgage lien hereby created and conferred, and may, by proper suit, compel the performance of the duties of the officials of the commission as set forth in this act. If there be default in the payment of the principal of or interest upon any of the bonds, any court having jurisdiction in any proper action may appoint a receiver to administer the property on behalf of the court with power to charge and collect rents or income sufficient to provide for the payment of the bonds and interest thereon, and for the payment of the operating expenses, and to apply the income, rents or other revenue in conformity with this act and the order providing for the issuance of the bonds.